Seems to be rather disorganized especially the front office. My child loved going to Windsor before attending here last Fall & now no longer enjoys school. I asked her yesterday what did she like best about school this week and she said nothing. There appears to be no accountability and a general lack of awareness in the administration of this school. Whenever I have gone into the school office area I end up waiting for the office staff to quit socializing and then are treated with a what do you want attitude . Other parents have indicated the same. Drop payments off in the office for a sales contest and the teachers indicated it was never turned in and the office staff later indicate they have no record of it. Thus my child doesn't qualify for any awards but yet the check clears fine. Overall experience the first year is that it is poorly run and lacks leadership. There is no transition from elementary to middle school. My experience with one teacher during the first day of school open house was her handing some papers for everyone to read with their child and her texting on her cellphone until it was time to go to the next classroom. Red flags all around.
De Forest Middle School is a public middle school in De Forest. The principal of De Forest Middle School is Paul Herrick. 1,016 students go to De Forest Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the De Forest Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 22% of the 1,016 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at De Forest Middle School is 14:1. Prairie View Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||%|
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|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||22%||23%|
|Limited English proficiency||4%||4%|
I went to this school for two years and saying that I 'loved it' would be an understatement. By far its most shining quality is its staff. The teachers and administrators are extremely helpful and truly care for their students. DeForest Area Middle School feels less like a school and more like a family with its extraordinary teachers and a close-knit student body. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who has the wonderful opportunity to attend it.